Yukon woman makes homemade Passion Flakies that are ‘so good’
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They normally come in clear plastic packaging.
They are always perfect, messy and delicious.
Passion Flakies are made by Quebec pastry shop Vachon. They crave their cream, apple and raspberry filling – and of course the sweet puff pastry.
In eastern Canada, they are a staple food.
“These goodies are so personal and connected at the same time,” Melissa Levac told CBC on Facebook Messenger.
Levac grew up in Ontario, but now lives in Dawson City, Yukon.
One day she decided she was going to make her favorite treat out of thin air.
“Making them was 100% a nostalgic urge,” she said.
“Nostalgia for my childhood and the store-bought kind… for lunch goodies, for car treats and most of all trying to get one before my brothers gobble them all up,” she added.
Levac found a recipe online and went for it.
She says there are a few important steps when making homemade Passion Flakies.
“A little more care is needed to make sure that there are no seeds in the jam filling and that the top is sweet,” she said.
The result compared to the originals was better than expected.
“Oh my God, it’s so good… they’re pretty close,” she said.
After doing them, she knew that it was important for a final step to make sure they were as close to reality as possible.
“Definitely put them in a plastic bag overnight and give them a bit of a shake.”
Levac shared the full recipe on CBC North’s Arctic Kitchen Facebook group.
“Ohhhh so delicious,” said one member.
“Woahhhhhhhhhh !! I need to fade !!” another said.
“They are gorgeous and so tasty !!”
Levac says she was blown away by all the comments.
“I am really delighted [by] how many memories that sparked among us Eastern Canadians who are here in the North. “